Incus is the third and final piece in series of three trios collectively entitled Middle Ear. The incus (or anvil) is a bone in the chain of three that transmit vibrations from the eardrum to the internal ear in the process of transformation of external sound waves to an emotional or cognitive response within the listener. The work (somewhat arbitrarily) incorporates elements from J.S. Bach’s harmonization of the chorale Christus, de uns selig macht, and was influenced by the late novellas of Samuel Beckett.
13 Oct 2006
Performed by 175 East – Tim Sutton (trombone), Andrew Uren (bass clarinet), Katherine Hebley (cello) – at All Saints Church, Ponsonby, Auckland
Performed by Andrew Uren (bass clarinet), Tim Sutton (trombone) and Katherine Hebley (cello) as part of the CANZ Nelson Composers Workshop’s 30th anniversary opening concert at Nelson School of Music in Nelson